Alaska Statutes.
Title 21. Insurance
Chapter 7. Regulation of Managed Care Insurance Plans
Section 40. Confidentiality of Managed Care Information.
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AS 21.07.040. Confidentiality of Managed Care Information.

(a) Medical and financial information in the possession of a managed care entity regarding an applicant or a current or former person covered by a managed care plan is confidential and is not subject to public disclosure.

(b) This section does not apply to medical information that is disclosed if

(1) the individual whose identity is disclosed gives oral, electronic, or written consent to the disclosure;

(2) the information is disclosed for research

(A) that is subject to federal law and regulations protecting the rights and welfare of research participants; or

(B) using health information that protects the confidentiality of participants by coding or encryption of information that would otherwise identify the patient;

(3) the information is disclosed for purposes of obtaining reimbursement under health insurance;

(4) the information is disclosed at the written request of the covered person;

(5) the disclosure is required by law.

(c) Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit the exchange of medical information between and among health care providers of an applicant or a person currently or formerly covered by a managed care plan for purposes of providing medical care services.

(d) This section does not apply to a managed care entity that is subject to AS 21.36.

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